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Joining Sixth Form

Welcome to Leweston. Our admissions process is designed to ensure that we are the right match for your family and to welcome you into the Leweston community. Leweston accepts a number of new pupils into Year 12 every year who quickly assimilate into the school community. Admission to the Sixth Form is by school report, predicted GCSE grades and an interview with the Headmaster.

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The standard entry requirement for students entering Sixth Form is 6 GCSEs at grade 5 or above with a grade 7 or above in the subjects they wish to pursue at A Level.  Students studying subjects such as Psychology and Business Studies that have not been studied previously, should show proficiency in similar subjects. Entry is at the discretion of the Headmaster.

We aim to make the admissions process as clear and straightforward as possible. Below is a simple timeline for joining the Sixth Form.

Visit Us

We welcome prospective Sixth Form students for personalised visits throughout the year but would recommend that you visit as early as possible in the Autumn Term of Year 11, if not before. Visits included a guided tour with current pupils and a meeting with the Headmaster, Mr Paget-Tomlinson, and Head of Sixth Form, Mr Ryan-East. 

Sixth Form Information Evening

Held in October the Information Evening is a great opportunity to see what Sixth Form is like. There are presentations from the Headmaster, Head of Sixth Form and current students as well as the opportunity to discuss the different courses with Heads of Department.  


To formally enter the admissions process you need to complete and return the registration form, along with a registration fee of £100 which is non-refundable. 

Taster Days

Sixth Form applicants are welcome to join us for personal taster days throughout the school year and this can be combined with a night in boarding.


Scholarships are available for Academic Excellence, Art and Design, Drama, Music, Pentathlon, Equestrian and Sport. For more information visit our Scholarships page.

Offer and Acceptance

If you and the school are happy to progress we will offer a place. We will email you with our Parent Contract and Acceptance Form. Offers may be open for a limited time only. You will be asked to secure your place by completing the Acceptance Form and paying a deposit (which is returned against your final school bill). 

Subject Choices

In February of Year 11 the Deputy Head will ask for your Sixth Form subject choices so that the timetable can be prepared. Both he and the Head of Sixth Form are available to offer advice. At an appropriate point we will request a reference from your current school.

Sixth Form Induction

All Sixth Form entrants will be invited to join our induction events in June.

If you have more questions about joining Sixth Form please visit our Knowledge Base, a library of frequently asked questions which can tell you more about the admissions process as well as life at Leweston.